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The Inexorable Rise of the Rational Consumer? The Blair Government and the Reshaping of Social Housing. / Marsh, AD.

In: European Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 4 (2), 08.2004, p. 185 - 207.

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Marsh, AD. / The Inexorable Rise of the Rational Consumer? The Blair Government and the Reshaping of Social Housing. In: European Journal of Housing Policy. 2004 ; Vol. 4 (2). pp. 185 - 207.

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